RK’s super workers!

November 23, 2018 at 4:24 pm


The children have been working super hard this week! They have been so busy doing lots of writing in the areas of provision and doing lots of maths. As you see below they have been writing for different purposes…



The children have been practising solving addition calculations by putting the largest number int heir head and counting on. They have played domino addition, practised writing numbers and solving their own calculations.

We have also been using the 10 frame to solve addition calculations. The children worked in pairs to count out 2 groups of objects and then find a total by adding all the objects together.

The rest of the week has included building Superhero Lego figures, building models, learning our Christmas concert songs, learning about volcanoes, playing outside, lots of talking about Christmas and when Theo is coming back to school!

Wrap up warm this weekend and we will see you on Monday!

The RK team





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This week in Nursery

November 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm


This week the children have been very busy once more.

We introduced a new ‘Finger Gym’ activity and the children really enjoyed trying to stretch the elastic bands over the nails. This is a good activity to strengthen the muscles in the hand to aid writing.

We have also continued to learn about the number 1. The children have been learning the value of the number and collected 1 object from around Nursery.

We made a giant green collage of the number 1.

And we drew pictures of 1 object.

Other things this week…

Have a lovely weekend from the Nursery team.

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November 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm


We have had a super week in RH – the cold weather certainly hasn’t stopped us!

Please click here to see a blog about the children’s learning in Literacy and Maths.

What have we been up to?

We have also spent some time learning the songs for our Christmas play. The performance dates and times are:

Tuesday 11th December at 9.30

Thursday 13th December at 2.00

You will receive a letter next week to say which part your child will play (they have chosen their own parts). We will start practising the concert over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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Learning in Reception this week

November 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm


This week the children have been trying to recognise all the tricky words they have learnt so far – I, to, no, the, go. We have practised reading them playing the ‘Phase 2 Tricky Word truck game’ in Phonics Play. – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/. There are also lots of other phoneme flashcard games that the children love to play. The children enjoyed seeing if they could beat their time. We have also learnt the ‘l’ phoneme as well as ‘ll’.

The children have tried really hard blending words which start with l like lip, log, lap. It is hard for some children to blend to hear the initial sound of l in words. We looked at words which have ll. We are trying hard to remember that we only say the sound once even though there are 2 ll.


In Maths this week we have continued to learn about the calculation add. The children are becoming more confident adding 2 numbers together to find the total. Ask your child to show you the addition and equals signs using their arms. We have used a ten frame and a dice to make our own calculations. We are continuing to practise putting the biggest number in our head and counting on.

Maths Workshop

We look forward to seeing you all at the workshop at 2.30pm today (Thursday 22nd November) or this evening at 6-6.30pm. If you are unable to attend please let us know and we will go through the areas we discussed.



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RK have had a busy week!

November 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm


After a super day in the woods on Monday the children have been very busy. We learnt about the Hindu festival Diwali. Those children who celebrated it told us what they did with their families. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita. The children then coloured mendhi patterns, drew their own mendhi and made Diwali cards

We have also worked hard to understand the words more, less and the same.  Working in pairs the children grabbed a handful of objects and then found the total.

We have also started writing in our ‘Busy Bee’ books. The children were able to write about their favourite part of the trip to Blackhills Wood.

In PE we created ‘Fireworks’. We then used some sensory balls to throw and catch them in teams. The children then worked in pairs to throw coloured scarves and catch them.

Other photos from the week…

Maths Workshop

We are holding a maths workshop next Thursday 22nd November in the North hall at 2.30-3pm and 6-6.30pm. Everyone is welcome. It will help you support your child at home with maths.



Have a great weekend!

the RK team


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Number in Nursery

November 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm


This week the Nursery children have been learning all about the number 1. We read the story of Puppy Number 1 and practised forming the number in the air with our fingers. Then we wrote some numbers using green pens because Puppy Number 1 is green. In the book we came across the word ‘shelter’ so talked about what it meant and found some pictures of different kinds of shelters. In the book Puppy Number 1 sees some puddles which are circle shaped so we tried to make our own circular puddle pictures using marbling inks. All the work is displayed in Nursery. next week we will be finding 1 object around our environment and drawing a picture of 1 thing. If you are out and about this weekend please point out the number 1 to your child.

Other things this week..

Threading to improve fine motor skills

Riding bikes

Having fun with leaves

And finally today Rock Stars

Have a lovely weekend from the Nursery team.

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